Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 1179] cmake build integration + dbus +
From: frederic heem <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 09:52:35 +0100
On Monday 06 November 2006 11:16 pm, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> [email protected] wrote:
> > Please do not confuse the bug that I may have introduced, and the
> > wireshark/glib bugs.
> unimportant memory leaks)!!!
and some uninitialized variables, use of stale pointer and stale file 
descriptor ... 
They are not unimportant or important memory leak, they are all leaks that 
needs to be fixed. 
> There are "crashes" in the dumpcap code as you've not used it as
> designed. Then you've fixed the newly occuring problems at the wrong
> places.
A robust a software is a software that can be modified and enhanced without 
collaping like a card castle. Wireshark is everything but robust. 
> Randomly setting a pointer to NULL somewhere in the code and waiting for
> the program to crash would show exactly the same problems.
> I won't give you any further examples as I will only get in return that
> the WS code was badly designed before and there are bugs in other pieces
> of the code that needs to be fixed for your code to run.
I kindly ask you where are the bug you find, the only response is the complain 
about the some pointer has been tested, some pointer that has been set to 
NULL after being freed !
These are not bugs but is an effort to make wireshark more robust and less 
error prone. What's wrong with that ?

> > Where are the bugs you find that are not related to glib ?
> > Could you explain me why you treat the code as "buggy by design" ? Be
> > constructive and propose something better.
> I was constructive several times and only got the response that you
> disagree with my (and other core developers) points of view.

> With "buggy by design" I mean that you seem to simply ignore how the
> code was written before,
> partially fix problems introduced by your own changes and then complain
> that the Wireshark code needs to be fixed.
Written with tons of globals variables, 2000 lines functions, non thread safe, 
pointer not tested, memory leak, uninitialized variables etc.... A weekly 
update due to multiple vulnerabilities.
> I just don't want to spend any more time discussing on that level,
> Regards, ULFL


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